The Depanneur is honoured to have Lisa Kates and Darcy Higgins as our guests for April’s Table Talk, speaking about Moss Park Market, a pilot storage container grocery in a neighbourhood that has few accessible fresh food stores. This is a timely subject since many communities are losing their only grocery stores due to new developments and the economics of food.
Lisa Kates and Darcy Higgins are the founding partners of Building Roots, a social venture that believes every neighbourhood needs places to grow, cook, share and buy healthy food. They work collaboratively to create gardens, markets, kitchens and community food hubs. They are known for their creative community initiatives and being averse to the word “no”.
Darcy is also the Founder of Food Forward, and has successfully changed policies improving food security in Canada while working to connect and build the food movement. Lisa is a long-time food entrepreneur who strongly supports local food growers and artisans, and is the photographer for the Sorauren Farmers’ Market.
Our Table Talks include a seasonal meal prepared by The Depanneur founder Len Senater;
A colourful platter of 6 Ethiopian dishes: Keyseir Bedinich – Beets & potatoes with garlic & olive oil; Gommen Wat – Collard greens sauteed with red onion, garlic & ginger; Yeatakilt Wat – Cabbage & carrots with turmeric & ginger; Yemisir – Spicy red lentils with caramelized onions & berbere -or- Minchet Abishe – Spicy ground beef with caramelized onions & berbere. Served with a lemony salad of romaine & tomatoes & fresh injera – a soft flatbread made from nutritious (and gluten-free) teff flour.
#vegan & #GF options will be available.
Doors open at 6pm, talk starts at 7pm
includes dinner and coffee or tea.
Every month The Depanneur invites a local food personality to talk about something that interests them while Dep founder Len Senater cooks dinner for everyone.